Public Press 24 Jun 1902 pg 3

Concerning The Courts

Floyd Circuit Court. Judge Henry's decision in the case of Sarah Parker, Anna Belle Morris and Martha Hawes against the executors of the will of the late P. M. Kepley involving objections to an amended report filed by the executors is that judgment be given the plaintiffs for interest accruing. The defendants were allowed a fee for their services.

Mrs. Mary A. Hannon has qualified as administratrix de bonis non of the estate of Penelope C. Davis, deceased.

Della McClain has filed a suit praying for a decree of divorce from Thomas McClain. In her complaint, the plaintiff alleges, as grounds of the action, cruel treatment and failure to provide, and that her husband gambled his money away. She also avers that he has struck and choked her and that on May 31 he struck her in the face, drawing blood. They were married July 7, 1897, and lived together until May 31, 1902.

Mary Mophens has applied for a decree of divorce from Albert Mophens, alleging habitual drunkenness, dessertion and failure to provide as the grounds of the action. Custody of their two children is also asked. They were married November 30, 1899, and separated April 4, 1902.

The suit of W. C. Curnick, administrator of the estate of Mrs. Elvir Aydelotte, deceased, against the Ohio Falls Holiness Association, was tried. This suit was brought to recover $550 and for the foreclosure of a mortgage on the camp-meeting grounds on the Silver Hills. Judge Henry rendered judgment in favor of plaintiff. The judgment $694.96, will be paid in cash by the defendant and there will be no sale of the camp-meeting grounds on the Silver Hills under mortgage proceedings.

Judge Henry, in the case of Lelia and Maggie Pererette against John Rankin and others taken under advisement a few days ago, handed down his decision in favor of the defendant.

The May term of the court closed Saturday, and that tribunal adjourned until the second Monday of October.

The New Albany Trust Company has accepted the guardianship of Estelle Goins, the little girl who received $3,500 recently from the New Albany Street Railway Company as a compromise in a damage suit.

A decree of divorce was granted Mary Hood from Henry F. Hood on proof of desertion and failure to provide, and the plaintiff was given custody of there [sic] children born of the marriage.

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